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How can I add a column that shows what type each sensor is



We are trying to bring down the number of WMI sensors and where possible replace them with SNMP ones.
For this, it would be extremely beneficial if we, in the sensor overview of a device, could add an additional column, next to the ones Pos, Sensor, Status and Message, namely one that shows the Type of sensor in use: SensorType.
From that, you could instantly see which sensors require attention (WMI) which ones are already done or are of low impact to PRTG (SNMP).

How do we add a column that shows us in that device sensor overview what sensor type we are dealing with, especially WMI or SNMP?

sensor snmp-sensor wmi

Created on Jan 8, 2019 3:50:31 PM

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Not sure about the column, but I wanted to make you aware that SNMP is deprecated on Windows systems...

We had just recently a post about it here.. https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/83046-snmp-going-away


Florian Rossmark


Created on Jan 9, 2019 2:44:26 PM



Dear ahoppe,

you can manually generate such tables:,objid,type,status,message,lastvalue&count=*

Replace "id=40" with the object ID of the device. The ID can be grabbed through the web browser URL when you have the device open.

Created on Jan 9, 2019 3:56:14 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

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